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WATCH OUT IN THE WOODS…and pretty much everywhere else….

by | Mar 28, 2022 | Barrowmaze | 0 comments

WATCH OUT IN THE WOODS…and pretty much everywhere else….

by | Mar 28, 2022 | Barrowmaze | 0 comments

Session Date: March 21, 2022
Creatures Encountered: Zombie (6), Giant Constrictor Snake (3), Undead Shambling Mound (1), Assassin Vines (2), Stirges (4), Crossbow Trap (1)
Treasure: 666gp, 18ep, 1,029sp, 309cp, Pouch w/ gems worth 10gp, 25gp, 50gp, 100gp, 500gp, 750gp; Silver Dagger +1, Silver Earrings (50gp), a broken key, a vial of perfume (5 gp), several dead insect, a blood-stained incomplete map of the area, a flask of water, a pair of candle clocks (1 gp), a turnip, a page torn from a spellbook, a vial of scented oil, a whetstone (1 cp), a pair of dice, a pouch of red powder, a pouch of multi-colored chalk (1 sp), a vial of perfume (5 gp), a tin spoon, some hardtack, a pair of gloves stained with blood, a tiny figurine of a halfling sorcerer, a vial of ink (10 gp), a vial of blood, some chalk, some mouldy bread, a contract for services, a flask of wine, a tiny figurine of a draconic goddess (Tiamat), metal cube with demon faces, bottle w/ cork, tinderbox (5sp), a herbal poultice, small stones, a deck of playing cards*, a pouch of pipeweed, a pouch of pixie dust, a flask of ale, a flask of salt water, a brass bell (1 gp), a turnip, a vial of ink (10 gp),
XP: 995xp each

HEAR YEE, HEAR YEE!!!! WATCH OUT IN THE WOODS…and pretty much everywhere else….

We, the Tortletonis – those by blood and adopted – were headed out to the barrows past a place where we’d encountered a shambling mound in the past. We THOUGHT we’d taken care of it, as we’d set a pretty good fire to burn it up…but apparently, the corruption from the Barrows is seeping out, because the shambling mound came back…. AS UNDEAD!!!

I’m not gonna lie, it got a little touch and go there for a bit. There were more vines sprouting out of the ground, wrapping some of up, stabbing nasty blows, but we prevailed and send that undead set of bastards to the after-life, hopefully, this time forever. We took a little extra time to dig those plants up at the root and use a bit of cleansing fire, but be warned…if there was one, there could be more, and we even found some digestested adventurers, so…ya know…you’ve been warned.

We headed down into the barrows, and all was pretty easy going until some little bastard Sturges got Owl Capone….but don’t worry, he’ll be back, right as rain come tomorrow. He’s a tough one. We took care of those Sturges, pressed further in, and handled business with some giant snakes, and more ghouls….

I’m not going into too much detail here, because it looks like we’ve been encountering these types of things a bit down there, and the main takeaway from all this, is to BE ON YOUR GUARD and travel with a SOLID TEAM. When in doubt, treat every shadow like a monster…cuz it probably is…

Anywhos, there is certainly a lot more bad stuff down in there, and it was time to head back, so that’s what we did.

Keep your head on a swivel fellow adventurers, and give your good buddies the Tortletonis a “Hello” when we see ya!

Sincerely, your pal,
Toni-the-Tool Tortletoni


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